Scarborough’s Sainsbury’s store has launched a recruitment campaign for up to 120 new job roles as its major expansion scheme nears completion.
The redevelopment of the supermarket, off Falsgrave Road, began in January this year and is expected to be finished in the autumn.
It will see an extra level built inside the shop and the ground floor will also be expanded, creating an additional 33,900 sq ft of retail space.
Alex Hughes, HR manager for the store, said: “The store expansion means that we now have up to 120 new job opportunities available, including in our new departments – clothing, electrical and home, café and online shopping.”
People can apply for one of the new jobs online and more will be added over the summer so people are advised to keep checking.
The store and a number of local venues will also host a series of information sessions giving potential colleagues the chance to find out more about job opportunities and what it’s like to work for Sainsbury’s.
The supermarket is working in association with Scarborough Jobmatch to host the information sessions.
Ms Hughes said: “It’s important that the store continues to be a part of the Scarborough community and all of our colleagues are ambassadors for the store, a role that requires dedication and commitment.
“Sainsbury’s is a great place to work and I look forward to meeting many interested candidates over the next few months and talking career progression, youth forums and future potential.”
Plans to significantly expand the supermarket were approved by Scarborough Council in 2011 after Sainsbury’s amended its original application following feedback from residents.
Store manager Rob Brookes said: “The store upgrade is going very well. We’ve just opened our new and improved deli and cheese counters as well as a brand new pizza and hot food counter, which all seem to be going down a treat with customers and colleagues alike.
“The next step is to get the new footpath from Falsgrave road opened and, of course, complete the side extension.
“All of these changes are being made to improve the shopping experience for our customers and to make the store a better place to work for our colleagues.”